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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Memories of our visit to Seattle




Forests for fish should be recognised in Scotland as being important for the health of the Atlantic salmon. That doesn't mean monocultures of Sitka spruce but of a programme of ecological restoration as proposed by Helen Armstrong (http://www.forestpolicygroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-Benefits-of-Woodland-Part-II.pdf), Duncan Halley and others.



I took the next few photos at the Seattle Aquarium.

The removal of the Elwha Dam has been a huge project (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUZE7kgXKJc), http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/160602-us-elwha-river-dam-removal-restoration-vin?source=relatedvideo

It is thrilling to think that, as with other river restoration projects, salmon are running up the Elwha River again.







I liked this tank of coho parr in the Seattle Aquarium.


The two photographs below are taken just above the hatchery and so rather upstream of the now removed dam.



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